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Author Kessler, David, author.
Title Impedence and inductance cardiography : comparing cardiovascular function with ambulatory estimates / by David Kessler.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  GV361 .Z95 2013 K37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 49 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-23).
Summary An accurate ambulatory monitoring device which detects hemodynamic values outside of the laboratory setting could help researchers and practitioners alike. The ability to monitor changes occurring in a subject during activities of daily living (ADL), could lead to the detection and treatment of many undiagnosed patients. Non-invasive monitoring of hemodynamic variables have gone through many changes since its inception in 1966, when Kubicek et al developed the first impedance cardiograph for NASA. Since then changes have been made to the formula which detects hemodynamic changes, however, the impedance cardiograph is still considered the gold standard for non-invasive monitoring. The current study assessed the accuracy of an ambulatory monitoring device, the Vivometric LifeShirt, compared to the current gold standard impedance cardiograph (Cardiodynamics, Bio-Z), during pre and post rest conditions. The LifeShirt had a very strong correlation to the Bio-Z in detecting heart rate and has the potential to be used outside of a laboratory setting. However, due to stroke volume and cardiac output being recorded on different scales, no correlation was found between the two devices. Future research should examine how a higher subject number may influence the results and potentially produce an individual regression equation in order to predict actual values from the LifeShirt values.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 28, 2013).
Subject Heart rate monitoring -- Equipment and supplies.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Kinesiology.
OCLC number 849959551